Organisational Support

Group/organisation support & development

Bavs staff provide information and development support for charities, community groups and social enterprises. We work with groups/organisations to enhance and develop their confidence, leadership and skills to develop their capacity to provide services within the community. We’ve worked with many new and established organisations over the years so we have lots of experience in helping build strong, healthy foundations for their organisations.

We can help you too so contact us if you’d like help with:

  • Setting up a new organisation
  • Choosing the right legal structure, including SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation), a charitable company
  • Drafting a constitution or other governing document
  • Funding and sustainability
  • Writing a business plan
  • Registering as a charity and help with charity law
  • Roles and responsibilities of management committee members or trustees
  • Running your organisation well
  • Policies and procedures for staff and volunteers
  • Working with other organisations from building links to developing partnerships and mergers
  • Monitoring and evaluating what you are doing

This isn’t everything we do. If you’re not sure whether we can help, please do contact us. Even if we can’t help, we’ll probably know someone who can. Call us on 01361 883 137 or email

How we work

We provide our development service in one to one sessions, by phone and by email. We can also deliver help through training sessions, workshops and surgeries.

We work to build independent, strong, healthy organisations. We aim to help you recognise your own strengths and learn how to develop your own organisation.

Organisational Health Checks

We recommend that prior to any support given by Bavs that all organisations undertake a Organisational Health Check.

Completing a Health Check will help check that your organisation is operating in the optimum way, meeting all legal requirements, operating according to good practice and will help to identify any issues you may need to work on:

  • Getting Started –  for new groups and small groups
  • Building Up – for more established groups

Our Development Officer can assist you in this process and provide support to ensure your organisation is in the best shape possible to face the future.